LightReading reports, “Ontology Systems, the semantic search company for enterprise application data, today announces the launch of Intelligent 360 for Network Operators (i360-NetOps), a product to help operators gain a reliable, fast and holistic view of their network across all layers, technologies and vendors. i360-NetOps helps organisations to carry out network troubleshooting, navigate their infrastructure and the customers that depend on it, handle their change management and track the alignment and quality of the data that describes the network and its services.” Read more
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A global media organization that provides fixed-line internet IP TV to some 10 million customers had a new business initiative that was going to require it to gain some insight into its client base. After some 15 years in business, though, it’s not surprising to learn that that information exists – and re-exists in many different forms – across many legacy applications, and trying to map those customers’ old purchase relationships to a new product catalog as part of a new payment and sales platform could have been just the thing to slow down the company.
Does that situation sound familiar? If your company’s been in business for some length of time, the answer probably is a resounding yes. Like this media business, you may well be in a market with plenty of competitive threats, meaning that unless you constantly innovate, your bread and butter is threatened. And so, you too, probably always are turning to your IT infrastructure team with new requirements.
“And it can be hard for them to build what they need to deliver,” says Carl Bray, product manager at Ontology Systems.
The Semantic Web Blog earlier this month covered the news that Ontology Systems is updating its Ontology semantic search platform to Version 4.0, which was previewed last week at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Following that, we had an opportunity to catch up with CTO and co-founder Leo Zancani to learn more about the upcoming version of the platform that features new search capabilities under the Project Rothko code name banner, as well as the just-released Version 3.7, and how the telco and financial sectors its technology is focused on can leverage it.
The company’s Ontology platform connects its Ontology Intelligence 360 and Ontology Integrity Manager solutions. The former builds dependency models of business entities by looking at data in existing enterprise systems, and the latter is a data integrity solution that measures and monitors in an ongoing way the data alignment among various different systems that talk about the same thing. Those two products, Zancani explains, “depend on quite finely modeled data, so there are quite strict semantic models inside them. Data that is taken from existing systems populates those strict models, and customers are interested in then using the data in those models to drive business processes,” he says. Due in Version 4.0 that should debut in April, “Rothko adds the capability on the side that says, that’s great, but there also is value in the data you don’t want to or need to or can’t afford to model right now, and you can access that with a much more direct search capability.”
What’s the call for this two-tiered search approach in the verticals Ontology Systems is focused on? Take the telco sector, where the company founders have a long history. The industry, says Zancani, is in crisis now, as vendors like Apple and Google eat its lunch, and as the fallout from major consolidation among telco players makes traditional data integration economically untenable.
According to a new release, “Ontology Systems, the semantic search company for structured enterprise application data, is set to lift the covers on a forthcoming major release of the Ontology semantic search platform. Visitors to Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next week will get a sneak preview of Project Rothko to see how businesses will be able to search and centralise applications, databases, files, spread sheets and ad-hoc data from anywhere across the enterprise; without the cost and risk of integration. ‘The term ‘paradigm shift’ may be well worn, but it’s completely on the mark for our ground breaking technology.’ said Benedict Enweani, CEO and founder of Ontology Systems.” Read more
A recent article has announced the release of Ontology 3, a new product from Ontology Systems: “Previously known as OSS/CAD and now in its third generation, the new release focuses on user experience by delivering significant ease of use and deployment features with user friendly tools to empower business users and out-of-the-box functionality to speed OSS/BSS deployments.” Read more
A recent article has announced a strategic partnership between Ontology Systems and Logica “to provide Enterprise Data Alignment (EDA) solutions for Communication Service Providers (CSPs) who want to search and align valuable knowledge from the customer, service and network data distributed across their operational, business and infrastructure systems. The partnership has been driven by customer demand in Central and Eastern Europe and leverages Ontology’s technical innovation with Logica’s well respected and established capability within the region.” Read more